Corona Virus

Please see below for the Mass times at Our Lady's - Haigh and Holy Family - New Springs

Whilst we do not yet offer online live streaming of our Mass celebrations there are other churches that do. 

At present Live Streaming of masses is available from different churches the nearest one we are aware of is at St Vincent’s, Over Hulton.  They already live stream.  please follow the link to live stream services.  Their website is


Sunday mass at St Vincent’s is at 10.00am.


Walsingham is also live streaming all its services – their website

Further options can be found here: 

If you would like to make a donation to Our Lady's Haigh please follow the link below. Thank you for your support.

If you would like to make a donation to Holy Family, New Springs please follow the link below. Thank you for your support.

Church opening times



Vigil Mass - Saturday at 6.00pm and the Sunday Mass at 9.30am, both at Our Lady’s.


Sunday Mass - Holy Family at 11.15am.


Parishioners are reminded that, at present, there is still no obligation to attend Mass. We will let you know when this changes.

There are no mid-week Masses planned for the near future.

The Parish of Haigh, Aspull & Blackrod

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception was founded in the mid 1850's and is part of the R.C. Diocese of Salford. The Church was blessed and opened in 1858, the year of the apparitions of Our Lady at Lourdes. The Church was re-ordered in the 1990's and several new stained-glass windows were installed, some made in Blackrod, and are an interesting feature of the Church.

Holy Family Parish, New Springs, was funded from Our Lady's in 1898 and in 2009 clebrated the Golden Jubilee of its Church. The community of Blackrod, Bolton, had a chapel-of-ease from 1960 to 2009 when St. Andrews Church Hall was closed.

All three areas - Haigh & Aspull, Blackrod and New Springs are now served from Our Lady's.

Rev Kevin Foulkes

48 Haigh Road
Wigan WN2 1YA

TEL: 01942 516732

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Sacrament of Reconciliation


11:30 - 12 noon

As announced


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A Parish History    ~   1858-2018

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Mr Livesey & Mr West have worked with local parishioners to produce a book about the history of our parish and school, they have kindly allowed us to reproduce an electronic version of their book, available on the Parish Page, CLICK HERE to read it.

If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the book CLICK HERE



It is a privilege and honour to write the forward to the Parish History of Our Lady’s Parish, on its 160th Anniversary.


It has also been a privilege and honour, and a pleasure, to serve as Our Lady’s Parish Priest since 1997 – following in the footsteps of my twenty-six predecessors.


Saint Peter writes ‘He is the living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him; set yourselves close to him so that you too, the holy priesthood that offers the spiritual sacrifices which Jesus Christ has made acceptable to God, may be living stones making a spiritual house.’ (Peter 2:3-5)


We are the living stones of this Christian community – commissioned as ‘missionary disciples’ to be Christ’s ‘ambassadors’ (St. Paul Cor. 5:20) in loving witness, worship and service to our community.


There have been many changes over these 160 years – in the Church, Society, Education and the design of Our Lady’s Church. The priests and people of Our Lady’s Parish have experienced many joyful family and Parish celebrations but also wars, peace, poverty and economic depressions, through twelve Pontificates and six Reigns – and we too are facing a challenging time for the Catholic Church. Blessed John Henry, Cardinal Newman wrote that ‘To live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often’.


And so, building on and celebrating our heritage – the stones of Our Lady’s Church, and the ‘living stones’ of our dedicated, faithful and often courageous priests, parishioners and teachers in our Parish School we can face the future with confidence. We do so knowing that Jesus, Our Risen Lord, has promised to be with his Church forever. (Matthew 28:20)


I commend this publication to be read and enjoyed by everyone.


Many thanks to Phil Livesey and Neil West for their initiative to begin and to bring this book to completion and to all who have collaborated with them, with their own very interesting and often amusing memories! God bless you all.


Fr Kevin C. Foulkes

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6th Sunday of Easter (B)


For the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
For this Sunday - When plans go wrong First Reading - Acts of the Apostles, chapter 10.
‘The believers were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit should be poured out on gentiles.’
Some things do not work out the way we plan, even when we pray over a matter and you decide on an action you truly believe fits the will of God, things can turn out differently from what we had in mind. Sometimes God takes matters out of our hands. Take Peter, for example: after the Resurrection of Jesus, the Holy Spirit came upon him and the other disciples. Peter preached repentance to converts from Judaism. They were baptised and then received the gifts of the Spirit; it formed a neat programme: preach to the Jews; baptise them; and watch for the gifts of the Spirit. What could possibly go wrong? Answer - Cornelius. Peter was not counting on Cornelius!

5th Sunday of Easter (B)


For Fifth Sunday of Easter.
From Volume 2 of Prayer for Each Day of the Year by the late Brother Nicolas Hutchinson (De La Salle Brother).
In the 19th century, wine producing areas of France lost money whenever their wine went sour. Louis Pasteur discovered that this was due to the presence of micro organisms, often called bacteria or germs. He showed that heating sugar solutions before using them would kill off any bacteria. He also showed that milk can be prevented from going sour if it is first heated to a high temperature under pressure. We now call this pasteurised milk after his name.

4th Sunday of Easter (B)


For Fourth Sunday of Easter.
Following the ancient pattern of the community accompanying the newly baptised adults in their Easter journey beyond their Baptism, that has now become our Season of Eastertide, that by the prayers and the scriptures, our own minds and hearts may be opened, as were the Apostles’ during the period of Jesus’ Easter apparitions. We now come to the Fourth Sunday after Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday.
It has long been a day of prayer and reflection on vocations to the priesthood and religious life and priests have been encouraged to share something of their own ‘faith journey’ that led to priestly formation over a number of years at Seminary, Ordination and then service in different parish communities.

3rd Sunday of Easter (B)


For Third Sunday of Easter.
How do we make special days - special?
I remember these words from studying for O Level English Literature in 1967,
‘If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work.’
Prince Hal, Henry IV Part 1, Act1, Scene 2
Many of you may remember the festive song that included the words, ‘I wish it could be Christmas everyday!’
I cannot imagine that any of us would want it to be Christmas Day everyday, but some years ago on the Northern News they interviewed a man, in Lancashire, who ate a full Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings, every day of the year! So, he certainly believed it could be Christmas every day. But not everyday can be special. We talk of ‘Red Letter Days’ that date from the printing in red in many of our legal documents and prayer books or Altar Missals. And, at the moment it is hard for us to keep up the momentum of the Easter Season that lasts for fifty days.

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